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Kubo and the Two Strings [ Hits:3963 ]
Review: Kubo and the Two Strings is a ridiculous movie title. Who is this Kubo and what exactly are these two strings? Are we talking about a kitten and a ball of twine or maybe this is a story about a kid who can snort noodles? Thankfully it's neither, although they've both got serious potential on YouTube. This story is set in ancient Japan, where Kubo is an eyepatch-wearing young boy looking after his ailing mother in a village. After a spirit awakens an age-old vendetta, Kubo must find a magical su...

Anomalisa [ Hits:4201 ]
Review: Anomalisa is a Charlie Kaufman... it's probably time we gave him a thing. You know, "a Spike Lee joint". How about "a Charlie Kaufman pearl"? The screenwriter has brought us many art house pearls: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Synedoche, New York. Every time he commits words to paper, it seems as though he's able to access another level of film-making, taking an imaginative idea and extrapolating it into a haunting an...

How to Train Your Dragon 2 [ Hits:4666 ]
Review: How to Train Your Dragon had a strange title, but managed to be a funny, moving and wonderfully entertaining animated adventure about a boy, his pet dragon and his father. Several years on... the sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, has swooped in to bring us more of the same thrilling entertainment with a slightly darker, more mature edge. The sequel is also much more Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch), who is credited as writer-director, taking a stronger controlling influence over the story. He...

The Lego Movie [ Hits:5073 ]
Review: It seems strange that LEGO the beloved building block toy brand, has only just got a movie adaptation in The LEGO Movie. Well, it was worth the wait... because The LEGO Movie is nothing short of AWESOME! While still regarded as a toy for kids, it's a rite of passage for many people who used to be kids. Now that we've grown up and know everything we need to know, it seems that we don't need to be as creative, imaginative or playful. Society has managed to turn the child inside into a logic-driven...

Despicable Me 2 [ Hits:4977 ]
Review: They said it couldn't be done. They were wrong. Who are 'they'? Who cares... Despicable Me 2 is even better than the first one. When Steve Carell... erm, Gru was interviewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, it seemed that they were A. trying to resuscitate a turkey with a desperate publicity stunt or B. had such a solid film on their hands that they were able to go over and above the call of duty. Gru returns... having hung up his evil boots in favour of making bottled jelly to spend more time wit...

The Croods [ Hits:6584 ]
Review: The Croods are like any other prehistoric family, with one exception - they're still alive. Grug (equal parts Homer Simpson and Fred Flintstone), has managed to keep his family one step ahead of the perils of a prehistoric lifestyle, living by the mantra "never not be afraid". When his daughter, Eep, discovers there's more to life than hiding in a cave... the family are cast into the throes of possibly the first family road trip adventure of all time. The Croods is like The Incredibles, The Sim...

Wreck-It Ralph [ Hits:6510 ]
Review: Video game arcades are casinos for minors, who want to blow their pocket money in one night. Bright flashing lights, no clocks, no windows, no parents, an instant token dispenser (and drug dealer) in every dingy corner... it was every kid's dream and every other parent's nightmare. We were able to indulge in our wildest fantasies at the local corner cafe after school or Golden Nugget at the mall. Decapitating enemies with our bare hands in Mortal Kombat, flying F-14 Tomcat jets in After Burner,...

Brave [ Hits:7137 ]
Review: Whatever Dreamworks can do, Pixar can do better. It’s been a game of ping-pong for these major animation studios, who seem to be constantly trying to out-animate each other. In their latest battle, Brave vs. How to Train Your Dragon, it seems that Dreamworks may have just clinched it from Pixar, whose work has been slightly less than perfect of late. Brave tells the story of Princess Merida, a reluctant young woman whose ancient custom would have her give up her independence without a say in ...

Puss in Boots [ Hits:8021 ]
Review: Spin-offs are a risky affair which can either pay off in spades or lead to an annoying mob of disgruntled movie franchise fans. The answers to important questions like “How similar do we keep the spin-off?”, “How much of the original cast should return?” and so forth always has a huge impact on the new venture’s success. In the case of ‘Puss in Boots’, director Chris Miller (Shrek 4, Shrek 3, Shrek 2) seems to have had all the right answers, as his latest addition to the Shrek le...

The Smurfs [3D] [ Hits:6672 ]
Review: Avatar was more "smurfy" than The Smurfs. Not only were they blue, they lived (and stayed) in the forest, lived by a sacred set of values, using only what they needed from the forest's resources, flying and riding creatures, while living in harmony. The new The Smurfs movie is something else, taking the beloved 2D animated cartoon by Peyo, turning it into 3D and milking the title for all it's worth.The same thing happened with Garfield and it's funny how each of these live-action/animated cross-...